Feri announces award winners in German-speaking Europe

Feri EuroRating Services has announced the winners of the Feri EuroRating Awards 2013. The rating picks the top asset managers in 14 categories in German-speaking Europe.

The first prize for best universal fund provider of equities, bonds and mixed funds goes to Threadneedle Investments.

The winners of the other categories are as follows:

 Specialists provider  Aberdeen Asset Management
 Emerging markets Aberdeen Asset Management
 Multi asset Allianz Global Investors
 ETFs BlackRock Asset Management
 Equity ETFs BlackRock Asset Management
 Bond ETFs Commerzbank
 Commodities Credit Suisse Asset Management
 Real estate Deka Immobilien Investment
 Equity funds MFS Investment Management
 Bond funds Pioneer Investments
 Broad provider Schroders
 Absolute return Swiss & Global Asset Management
 SRI Union Investment


The special prize for fund innovations went to the JP Morgan Macro Hedge Dual Enhanced TR Source ETF, which offers investors access to European and US equity market volatility.

JP Morgan’s fund was in competition with two other exchange traded funds – PIMCO Short Term High Yield and Vanguard’s S&P500 ETF, and two other global funds – HSBC GIF India Fixed Income and Goldman Sachs GIVI Global Equity – Growth Markets Tilt Portfolio.

The Swiss equity category was won by Zürcher Kantonalbank, which was competing with four other providers in the category. The manager topped the list of most popular fund providers in the country in terms of net sales for September, according to Swiss Fund Data.

The Feri EuroRatings Awards take into account both quantitative analysis and qualitative criteria, such as the experience and education of the fund manager and portfolio construction. Each category is narrowed down to five runners up at the initial stage, after which the winners are chosen.

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